orange bikes here in the UK had some prototypes in various builds,the factory that makes the belts are in the UK and are apparantly renowed worldwide-they supply audi and bmw cars amongst others,heres a link,certinly a great idea for sand riding,heres two of them;
The Gate"s Belts do break. A belt breaking is a very bad thing for us. The positives for belts are beat out by the negatives for adventure riding in every way. I would never run a belt on a fat bike, ever.
im up for trying that on my alfine hub gear if available to buy once i get the wheel laced up for the pugsley soon,that would be a great set up for beach riding,i find the problem with chaindrive is using dry lube is fine until you ford water then it washes off,will a belt drive be robust enough?,i believe so but only if it dosnt perish with salt water,belt drive would also be super smooth - ideal for shifting when spinning over really soft sand and mudflats and you dont want to break traction,
im never that far from home if it did eventully fail but i guess in an adventure life or death situation where a chain is repairable the chain will always be better,
ck, you need a special dropout or chainstay in order to be able to mount the belt. it's one continuous loop, so there needs to be some way to get it "into" the rear triangle. it wont work on a stock pugs.
ah oh course i forgot about that!!!!!
orange made a bolt on chainstay to get round that,maybe when i win the lottery and order that moots or jones ti fatbike frame i will get that specified,oh well back to grinding chains for now...!
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